Reality Desktop w/ Digital i/o

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This Reality PC is a small form factor unit with “no compromises” on sound. You have to hear what this synthesizer sounds like! Get yourself a really good DAC. What you get is a very retro sound without the “old skool” compromises on quality. It’s unique to say the least.

gx270_2_dark_smThe unit includes both digital and analog outputs and integrated MIDI for connection to your controller keyboard. The analog outputs can be seen on the expansion card on the back of the unit.

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Just plug in your other gear and go. You’ll need a monitor. After that, all you have to do is flip on the power switch to start using Reality. You can use Synergy to control Reality with the mouse and keyboard of another PC. A digital optical cable is recommended for inputing into your main PC or other gear.
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The digital out is available via the breakout cable provided, and there’s even a digital input, too.

mididin_black_smThe breakout cable also has MIDI connectors.  Both inputs and outputs are available.

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The unit has no spinning hard drive. Instead, a 16GB compact flash card is used with an adapter board. It’s like having a solid state hard drive.

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The unit has all of the features you need to get going with Reality quickly.

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2 thoughts on “Reality Desktop w/ Digital i/o”

  1. Excellent to have this back for purchase! – I just wanted order a desktop with digital i/o – but have seen it’s sold already. Is there still an option to have a digital I/O? Or are there any reasons why I should go with analog i/o only?
    Thomas

    1. Basically the best thing about the analog i/o card that I use is the ultra low latency. It also gives a bit of a retro feel to the sound which works well for some things. The digital cards are aren’t exactly high latency though. These are pretty low latency, too. They are very playable if you want to play live, but still not quite as nice as, say, a hardware synth, in terms of latency. What I have done to remedy this situation is to put both cards in one PC. Then you can select, whichever one you need depending on the task. For a live performance or a retro sound, you’ll probably want the analog card. For a direct digital transfer in the studio, you’ll want the digital card. Why can’t the digital card just have better latency? Well, this has to do with how the drivers were written and it’s beyond my control. My plan had been to modify the analog cards so that you could get the low latency driver and digital capability in one card, but this takes time. I would have to have some boards made for this task. It’s going to be a while before I get around to doing something like that. I think higher priority for me is just to get Reality running on newer computers.

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